Patrones coat finished

At long last I have finished the Patrones coat. This was cut out in late October/November, and has been leering at me from the cutting table for longer than was reasonable. Having determined in my last post to spend the following day making some solid progress on it I can confirm that this was enough to make me get stuck in. I was slightly shocked at how long it took to complete – but completed it now is. Check this out!


The pockets have been hand stitched on the inside so that they look like they are attached by magic. This was hard on the fingers with this thick felted wool but I’m very happy with the results.

In the interests of keeping this looking very simple I decided not to machine top stitch the fronts and collar but to hand stitch  this too. Had I learned nothing from the pockets! It took ages but I’m very happy I spent the time – the layers needed to be anchored and this makes them look really good.

I was slightly disappointed that the buttons I bought specifically for this coat turned out to be too big. Amazingly I found a good alternative in the button stash 😁.

I will get a picture of me wearing this at some point but in the interests of getting it posted I’m relying on Bessie to model.


Buried under the pile of fabric and pattern pieces was a scarf I made some time ago (and had completely forgotten) from a pattern given to me by my lovely sister. It was knitted in the yarn given to me by nana kathy in my Stitching Santa parcel . I loved the way the colour works with the Chartreuse green of the coat so I’m sure it will be well used – and more visibly than socks. The pattern is Hitchhiker, and is available here in Ravelry. It was a particularly good pattern to use as you can keep knitting until you have used up the available yarn. Genius!

My next sewing project is planned but it might just take a while before I get going. Enjoy whatever you are doing!


19 Comments on “Patrones coat finished”

  1. GORJUSS! Can’t wait to see you in it x

  2. Your coat is spectacular!! I just love it and bet it’s fantastic on you:)

  3. Tia Dia says:

    This is soooooooo GORGEOUS! I love the colour.

  4. tialys says:

    What a beautiful coat – the colour is fabulous. I do admire you for persevering with the hand stitching through all those layers but, in the end, you’re glad you did it so the sore digits will become a distant memory and you’ll still have your perfect coat.

  5. CJ says:

    Ooooh I LOVE THAT!!!! The colour is my fave!!!!!

  6. Roxane says:

    That is a terrific coat— you will wear it forever! My hands hurt in sympathy just thinking of the hand-stitching, though.

  7. Sewniptuck says:

    Wonderful coat Kim, it must look fab on you. Look forward to seeing it’ll you model it. Doesn’t it feel great to finish something tricky but wow?! Xx

  8. Congratulations! It looks lovely. And there’s still plenty of winter left so lots of chances to wear it.

  9. mrsmole says:

    Love the color and shape and the hand stitching around the collar! What is the next project, Kim?

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